These stuffed cherries make a great dessert when you want to impress some guests. They are definitely worth the time and effort. They combine a sweet and tangy flavour with the delicious soft texture of chocolate. Exquisite!Stuffed Cherries Dipped in Chocolate


Course: Dessert    Yield: 40 servings    Prep Time: 40 mins    Cook Time: 5 mins  


  • 1 1/2 bag of fresh dark sweet cherries with stems
  • 8 Ounce of cream cheese, softened
  • 2 Tablespoon of ground hazelnuts
  • 2 Cup of white chocolate chips
  • 12 Teaspoon of shortening, divided
  • 1 1/2 Cup of milk chocolate baking chips
  • 1 1/2 Cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 Tablespoon of maple syrup


  1. Pit cherries through the sides, leaving stems intact. (I use a straw)
  2. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Stir in hazelnuts and syrup. Pipe into cherries.
  3. In a small microwave-safe bowl, melt white chocolate chips and 5 teaspoons shortening at 70% power. Microwave at additional 10 to 20 second intervals, stirring until smooth. In another bowl, repeat with milk chocolate chips and 3-1/2 teaspoons shortening. Repeat with semisweet chips and remaining shortening.
  4. Holding stems, dip a third of the stuffed cherries into melted white chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper; let stand until set. Repeat with remaining cherries and milk chocolate and semisweet chocolate. Dip the white-coated cherries a second time to completely cover; let stand until set.
  5. Reheat remaining melted chocolate if necessary. Drizzle white chocolate over cherries dipped in milk or semisweet chocolate. Drizzle milk or semisweet chocolate over white chocolate-dipped cherries. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. (Makes about 40)
July 7, 2011